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Canan Dagdeviren
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A portable ultrasound scanner for the early detection of breast cancer

Canan Dagdeviren, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT Media Lab

On January 30th, 2024
4 min reading time
π Digital π Society π Science and technology

Are online recommendation algorithms polarising users' views?

Giordano De Marzo , Researcher in the Physics Department at Sapienza University

On January 24th, 2024
3 min reading time

With the advent of online platforms, opinions are becoming polarised on many subjects. Recommendation algorithms are one of the main causes of this.

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Are artificial intelligence and human intelligence comparable?

Daniel Andler, Professor emeritus in Philosophy of Science at Sorbonne Université, Maxime Amblard, Professor of Computer Science at Université de Lorraine, Annabelle Blangero, PhD in Neuroscience and Data Science Manager at Ekimetrics

On January 17th, 2024
5 min reading time

This confrontation is intrinsic to the history of AI: some approaches are inspired by human cognition, while others are completely independent from it.

Etienne Minvielle
π Health and biotech π Science and technology

How we can better predict future epidemics

Etienne Minvielle, CNRS Research Director and Professor of Health Management at Ecole Polytechnique (IP Paris) , Antoine Flahault, PhD in biomathematics

On January 10th, 2024
4 min reading time
π Planet π Industry π Science and technology

The silent peril of forever chemicals

Stéphane Vuilleumier, Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Biology at Université de Strasbourg, Michaël Ryckelynck, Professor of Biochemistry at Université de Strasbourg

On January 10th, 2024
4 min reading time

PFAS, described as forever chemicals, are causing concern in the scientific community because of their persistent toxicity.

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Blockchain: technology is improving but regulation still inadequate

Daniel Augot, Research Director at Inria and Co-head of the Blockchain Chair, Xavier De Boissieu, Founder of Quadratic Labs

On December 5th, 2023
4 min reading time

Blockchain is a technology that enables decentralised infrastructures. This promising technology is still limited, kindling both enthusiasm and questions.